Two weeks ago my granddaughter Alethea was dedicated to the Lord. If your wondering what a baby dedication is, the parents stand before the congregation and promise to raise the baby according to the Christian faith. Then the pastor and congregation prays over the baby. When the baby grows up, and he/she is old enough to make his/her own decision to believe and serve Christ, he/she then can choose to get baptized.
I wanted to make Alethea a very special card that she could keep forever. I searched the web for ideas, but all I could find was baby baptism cards, which didn't fit this occasion. So, I came up with my own idea using a combination of concepts I found in both baby baptism cards and new baby congratulation cards.
This is what I came up with. Because I couldn't find any baby dedication stamps, I used a new baby stamp from a retired Stampin' Up! set. The sentiment is hard to photograph. It says "Babies are bits of stardust blown from the hand of God". Isn't that beautiful?
To make my card, I stamped the sentiment in pink ink on white card stock. I assure you, it's easy to read in real life, it just doesn't photograph well. I then glued a piece of vellum on top, putting the vellum tape only on the sides where the lace will go so you can't see it. I put some pretty white scalloped lace over the top of the vellum, taping the edges to the back of the card stock. I then added ribbon, and a bow. The cross is a charm from my stash. It has a little opening on the top to insert a chain to make a necklace, so I tied a small pink ribbon to it to hide it. I then glued it to the white ribbon. The entire panel was then glued to a white card base.
Inside the card I wrote a very meaningful message to Ashley and Jason about the importance of raising Alethea in the Christian faith. Then I signed and dated it, so Alethea can read it herself when she is older.
I was happy I had so many pretty things to use from my stash. I did not have to buy a thing to make this card!
If you'd like to see pictures of Alethea's big day, you can read this post HERE.
Have a Great Day! Amy
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